Meet Executive Chef Justin Macy
Justin Cline Macy is the Executive Chef at Miraval Resort & Spa where he has honed his culinary skills and expertise in Spa Cuisine for the last 13 years.
Although trained in Spa Cuisine, Chef Macy enjoys exploring the nuances of other cultural cuisines. He pushes the boundaries in his cooking by combining the flavors of international cuisines while still staying true to Spa Cuisine’s goal of creating a healthy, nutritional and appetizing plate. Chef Macy's food mission is simple: “I enjoy the challenge of taking delicious, but highly fatty dishes and transforming them into meals with sensible calorie counts and full-flavored, complex tastes. It really blows people away.”
During his time at Miraval, Macy has appeared as a guest on several national broadcast shows such as Oprah and Millionaire Matchmaker. He has also developed the “Just Cook for Me Chef!” weekend series which features tiered tasting courses and wine pairing suggestions. In addition to his culinary duties, Chef Macy is a contributing author to the Miraval Mindful Eating Cookbook™ and developed the In-Villa Culinary program for Miraval residential Villas which caters to private owners, celebrities and high profile guests. In his free time, Macy enjoys participating in cooking competitions such as his repeated visits to Bend, Oregon for the Sage Brush Classic.
Macy has trained under such Spa Chef Mentors as Chad Luethje, Bill Wavrin and Cary Neff. Chef Macy credits his career success to years of training and commitment but also to his family. The passion for all things culinary has been his blood for generations - both Macy’s Mother and Grandmother worked in various Chef roles in commercial kitchens throughout Arizona.